[Centos] RHN-like system for CentOS?

Tue Sep 14 17:10:24 UTC 2004
Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com>

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Troy Engel wrote:

> Is anyone aware of a Red Hat Network alike system of server package update
> status that could be adapted for CentOS3? I'm not interested in the complete
> management aspect (channels, scheduling remote updates, etc) but merely the
> ability to see your list of systems and determine which are out of date with
> XXX packages. If you happen to manage a large-ish number of RHES3 systems, you
> know what a boon this is. ;)

Hi Troy,

I'd be very interested in a simple tool that can do this against the new 
repository metadata. I think it could be part of a tool-set for packagers 
and sysadmins. There are some other basic tools that packagers and 
sysadmins are currently lacking, like something to clean up 
.rpmnew/.rpmsave mess, to backup a system based on what's different from 
the rpmdb, a tool to reinstall a system that has been damaged or rooted, 

I've written some of these things for myself in Bash, but like to 
reimplement and improve them using python and the python-rpm bindings.

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